Saturday, May 30, 2015

Victoria Williams: 0289

You know when you wear the wrong jumper? It seems like the right jumper first thing in the morning but then when your day actually gets going you realise that it is definitely wrong, and all day long it gets worse and worse and becomes more and more oppressive until eventually you feel like you need to strip off and run through a purifying rainstorm?

changed by Colin Mee

she tore

she shook

we crept out


we hurt

she had changed
we had too
and grown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Eva Jackson: 0091

Matt by Diana Bloem

I finished draping the washing. I can’t do it like you. I am
thinking about you. All the time. I want you at home. I never
thought sleeping alone could be so wrong. The washing felt
matt. I didn’t use enough fabric softener. It smells like you.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

See Me Coming by Gary Cummiskey

New From Tearoom Books: 30 Poems by Pravasan Pillay

30 Poems by Pravasan Pillay collects a selection of poems written mostly between 2003-2006 and published in South African journals. The themes of the poems are old, new and broken love; sex; marriage; failure; vanity; and quitting smoking.

Eva Jackson: 0090

Dangerous Logic

"The heart is like a needle,
The mind is like a knife,"
Said the long-ago man who would
Make me his wife.
I guess he thought of a needle as mending
I guess he thought of a knife as rending.
But knives can make delicious stews,
And sever these semantic blues.
If I try to use mine often
Does that make me a savage boffin?
And needles are known for provoking a whimper
If you've ever been a small kid with a splinter.
They're famed for piercing, and removing,
As much as sewing up your clothing.
With only needles and no knives
We'd all be living frightful lives.

Victoria Williams: 0288

I don't think I've ever worked through or let go of or forgotten a single feeling I've ever felt. They're all still there in my chest cavity and this explains heart burn.

Internet Sentences: 0058

Although, you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convinced me that you may be the true person to help me.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Titles by Gary Cummiskey

The Secret Hour, Dye Hard Press, 1994
Lost in a World, Dye Hard Press, 1994
Conspiracies of the Interior, Dye Hard Press, 1994
Visitations, Dye Hard Press, 1995
River of Dreams, Dye Hard Press, 1995
City, Sun Belly Press, 1995
When Apollinaire Died, Firfield Press, 1996
Head (with Roy Blumenthal), Dye Hard Press, 1998
Reigning Gloves, Dye Hard Press, 2000
Bog Docks, Dye Hard Press, 2005
April in the Moon-Sun, Dye Hard Press, 2006
Today is their Creator, Dye Hard Press, 2008
Who was Sinclair Beiles? (co-edited with Eva Kowalska), Dye Hard Press, 2009
Romancing the Dead, Tearoom Books, Durban, 2009
Sky Dreaming, Graffiti Kolkata, 2011
I Remain Indoors, Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2013
Off-ramp, Dye Hard Press, 2013


More Than A Black Philosopher

"Earlier this year the philosopher Mabogo Percy More was awarded the 2015 Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Previous winners have included the likes of Enrique Dussel, Nigel Gibson, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Michel-Rolph Trouillot. The award not only served to highlight More’s academic journey, which began with enrolling for philosophy at the University of the North (Turfloop) in 1969, it also shed light on the racism that continues to constrict academic philosophy in South Africa." Continue reading.

Internet Sentences: 0057

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